The Lord outlines basic life principles within what we call the Sermon… Like No ratings yet.

“7 Keys to Better Relationships” by Mary Loudermilk. “If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men” (Romans 12:18). At some point in life, all of us have dealt with an impossible person who makes our lives miserable. Whether overbearing, rude, petty, or demanding—fill in the blank—they are stressful…

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Having a strong end is more important than having a perfect beginning. Like No ratings yet.

“Finish Strong” by Angela Overton. You have probably heard the quote, “Having a strong end is more important than having a perfect beginning.” Do you agree? When we read the beginning of Saul’s story, we learn that there is a lot more to Saul than failure. As we are first introduced to him in Scripture,…

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“Positive Language” by JoDana Floweres. Scientific studies show that when we speak in positive language rather than negative language, cognitive functions increase. In fact, positive language specifically strengthens areas of the brain’s frontal lobe. Thus when these studies were released, classroom (and workplace) language began to change. “Don’t hit” becomes “Be kind.” Positive statements help…

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Let It Rain. Like No ratings yet.

“Let It Rain” by Randa Chance. There’s something about an impending thunderstorm that heightens the senses. The atmosphere stills as the metallic scent of ozone charges the air. Grass and overhanging branches weighed down with leaves suddenly turn a more vibrant green against the dark grey sky. Lightning forks across the clouds, then the wind…

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A healthy home… 1 No ratings yet.

“When Families Disconnect” by Falicia Miller. A healthy Christian home features an atmosphere of safety where children can share their pains, joys, fears, anxieties, and mistakes with their parents. In response, godly parents teach their children how to navigate and cope with life’s blessings and sorrows. Unfortunately, attempts to create this atmosphere of safety can…

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